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Buffalo Civic Day

And I thought every day was Buffalo Civic Day. Actually, according to Kevin Gaughan that may be true, but Buffalo Rotary has asked if he would give a speech to mark a day (Wednesday July 9th) in which the citizens of Western New York come first. Kevin only has three more stops on his tour of Erie County’s 25 towns, 16 villages and three cities. No one can recall anyone undertaking this type of reform tour before. He started in November in Lancaster when it was ten below, and here we are on this beautiful day in June. He has spoken to over 20,000 people during the course of this project regarding his ideas on how to reduce government and grow our community.
Kevin kept a journal of his journey and has decided that he is going to publish a small book based on those accounts. He feels that he understands the Western New York character – its past and present problems. “On Buffalo Civic Day, I will offer a path to a new future,” Kevin told me. “Based on what I have learned speaking with hundreds of citizens about their past challenges and present hopes. Politicians are stuck in the problems of the past. Citizens are busy creating opportunities for the future. Our task is to put citizens back in charge of our local government.”
Kevin’s efforts have produced significant results, as several towns and villages have adopted his government downsizing plan.

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